prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM0001349495179Arrow (top), of reed and wood, from Malakula, Vanuatu; part of the Forster collection (part of Forster 144; 1886.1.1190)

Composite arrow with reed shaft and wooden point made from palm wood or tree fern. There is no binding holding the head on to the shaft. The reed at the notched end is bound with plant fibre, possibly hibiscus, to prevent the reed from splitting


  PRM0001292975179Arrow (with scale)
PRM0001349445179Detail of arrow heads
PRM0001292985179Detail of arrow head
PRM0001292995179Detail of notched shaft
PRM0001297235179Ashmolean label